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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 656

Histopathological, immunohistochemical and special stain unraveling the enigmatic carcinosarcoma - A case report


1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, KarnatakaDepartment of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Imran Mohtesham
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Nithyananda Nagar, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.140812

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Carcinosarcoma is an extremely rare, highly malignant tumor having a characteristic of both epithelial and mesenchymal components; the epithelial component exhibiting focal squamous cell carcinoma and mesenchymal component having sarcomatoid stroma. The occurrence of carcinosarcoma in the oral cavity is very rare and only few cases have been reported in the literature, although its occurrence in other parts of the body has been widely reported.


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